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the start of something big for the u.s. economy. 147 million people were expected to shop between friday and sunday. record numbers of shoppers are making purchases on their mobile devices or ipads, and for those who did venture out today, the foot traffic wasn't just at big box retailers but also at mom and pop neighborhood stores, part of a concerted effort to promote small business on this holiday saturday. nbc's michelle franzen has been out in the crowds today, she joins us in front of macy's, the flagship store in new york. good evening, michelle. >> reporter: good evening, kate. consumer confidence has been improving over the last few months, and retailers are hoping that new excitement along with the emotions of the holiday season will translate into a boost in sales. the hunt for deals today paid off for donna bunk, who was just getting started with her holiday shopping in new york city. >> not expecting to get a pair of boots but when you walk past these and they're only $30, how could you go wrong? >> reporter: just the attitude retailers are banking on that the crucial holida
tells congress about the attack in benghazi, what he knew, when he knew it and why the u.s. first told the world what it did. >>> and 18 days since the devastation on the east coast. scenes of utter devastation we have not seen until now. >>> and it is the end of the line for a guilty pleasure in america. but how did it come to this? nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, it worries them enough that israel's tanks appear ready to roll into gaza, and the skies have been raining rockets there for several days. perhaps the larger worry, both sides in this escalating fight have powerful friends that are getting involved and taking sides, like egypt, friend of hamas, and the united states, which tonight is sending naval vessels offshore in case americans need to get out of there. it has been another day of explosions and air raid sirens. it remains a situation on the edge. we have two reports tonight. our richard engel is in gaza, we want to begin, though, with martin fletcher in tel aviv. >> reporter: good evening, they met on the agenda escalating in gaza and a possible ground invasio
here at the u.n., it is the u.s. and israel leading against the rest of the world. a u.n. vote on the official membership of palestinians, the vote that the u.s. and israel have been spending a long time trying to stop. the question is, what effect will this have on anything approaching peace in that region? our chief correspondent affairs, andrea mitchell. >> reporter: good evening, on the 65th anniversary of the u.n. giving israel the land to become a state, they voted overwhelmingly to recognize the palestinians, but only as an observer state. and a non-voting official state it is a step for nationhood, and a potential flash place for the middle east. hours earlier, they were already celebrating across the west bank. in ramallah, he made a pizza with tomatoes, olives, and spinach, representing the palestinian flag >> this is what we longed for over 60 years, it is about time a flag that today's u.n. actions will still not make palestine a nation. >> the united nations general assembly is here to issue a birth certificate of the reality of the state of palestine. >> reporter:
complained to fbi agents about being harassed by paula broadwell, david petraeus's biography. a senior u.s. military official says jill kelly is involved in wounded warrior fund-raising in tampa, is married, she and her husband are close family friends. officials say petraeus's downfall started when kelly complained to the fbi that she was receiving intimidated e-mails from broadwell. law enforcement and multiple u.s. officials tell nbc news that those e-mails led to the discovery of others between general petraeus and broadwell and were indicative of an extramarital affair. a senior law enforcement official told nbc news that fbi agents interviewed general petraeus in late october and concluded there was no criminal violation. today, members of congress are asking why the fbi did not inform them or the president sooner. >> we received no advanced notice. it was like a lightning bolt. i mean, this is something that could have had an effect on national security. i think we should have been told. there is a way to do it. >> reporter: this comes as we are learning more about the days leading
. >>> and the pentagon says a u.s. drone was fired on by iran in the international air space over the persian gulf last week. now the timing of this disclosure is raising questions tonight. we have our chief foreign correspondent, richard engel with more. >> reporter: brian, this mission was classified. the predator drone was not even hit, let alone shot down. so why talk about it now? it seems that the pentagon is trying to give a very public warning to iran that if this kind of thing happens again, the u.s. could respond militarily. they may also want the american public to know this is going on in case we wake up one morning and hear there has been an exchange of fire between the u.s. and iran. all the indications are that iran, containing their nuclear program will be a big prioty for the term of this president >>> well, this incident certainly is on the record now >> thanks for your reporting on it tonight. >>> out west, high drama in a courtroom in arizona, as the man accused of shooting congresswoman gabrielle giffords in the head, wounding a total of 13, killing six others, received his sentenc
boosted his credibility with u.s. and israel, and has become a politician to deal with in the arab world but it is one thing to broker a cease-fire, now he will have to enforce it and crack down on hamas and their weapons smuggling >> reporter: president obama who visited israel as a candidate four years ago but not since has to decide his next steps. >> the first thing he has to do is decide whether or not he is going to invest in the effort to resolve the israeli-palestinian conflict. i think at the moment it is a stain on his legacy. >> reporter: the u.s. officials are looking at what could be the birth of a new start with the less clear is how the u.s. will handle hamas, which is clearly empowered >>> and now, how all of this is playing out in israel and gaza, nbc's veteran middle east correspondent martin fletcher is in tel aviv tonight. and our chief foreign correspondent, richard engel is in gaza city, let's begin with you, richard. >> reporter: good evening, kate, israeli drones are still in the sky here, but for the first time no air strikes. and hamas is considering this a majo
, david petraeus as a four-star u.s. army veteran petraeus, with so much over the combat strategy over the past ten days. a four-star veteran, when rumors surfaced he may be stepping down as head of the cia, some speculated he was running for president. instead, he announced he would step down because of an extramarital affair. at a time when the cia was under fire for all it didn't know about the attack on benghazi, it is a huge step for the newly re-elected president, and a profound personal failing for an officer who has given so much to his country. we begin tonight with nbc's andrea mitchell who broke the story, in our d.c. news room. >> reporter: good evening, his resignation because of an extramarital affair sent shock waves through the administration and everyone who knew his record of stellar service. the cia has been under fire, but this had nothing to do with benghazi or politics. it was entirely personal. he was a four-star, the best known warrior of his generation, leader of combat forces in iraq and afghanistan before his commander-in-chief asked him to retire from the mi
, and wednesday, one of the biggest travel days of the year traditionally looks pretty good across the u.s., we're just going to have that system in the west to contend with once again. and by thanksgiving day, plenty to be thankful for, we're looking at clear skies for the macy's thanksgiving day parade. and in the midwest, chicago 62 degrees. >> julie martin, thank you. >>> when we come back, a visit to turkey town, u.s.st. of medicare and social security. anncr: but you deserve straight talk about the options on the... table and what they mean for you and your family. ancr: aarp is cutting through all the political spin. because for our 37 million members, only one word counts. get the facts at earnedasay.org. let's keep medicare... and social security strong for generations to come. i took my son fishing every year. we had a great spot, not easy to find, but worth it. but with copd making it hard to breathe, i thought those days might be over. so my doctor prescribed symbicort. it helps significantly improve my lung function starting within five minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue i
difficult, the u.s. has no diplomatic relationship with hamas. a group it labels a terrorist organization. so egyptian president mohammed morsi is playing a key role as intermediary. >> the critical challenge is going to be to make sure that everybody understands the commitments that have been made, the same way, so there's no misunderstandings. >> reporter: even with diplomacy in high gear, today was one of the st violence days yet. an israeli soldier was killed. the first since the conflict began. 150 incoming rockets, 30 alone aimed at a southern town. did you run down the stairs? >> yes. >> reporter: this family narrowly escaped a direct hit on their house. how many people were in the house at the time? >> six people. >> reporter: six people? >> i, my wife and four children. >> just in the last week -- >> reporter: the israeli government says their goal is to stop rocket attacks like this for good. >> we don't think any country in the world would deal with such a situation. >> reporter: near the border, israeli soldiers still wait anxiously for an order to inv e invade. >> we're abou
the battleground states that were so heavily fought over in the most expensive race in u.s. history. it was early this morning when the president appeared with his family, becoming the third consecutive two-term president we elected. not happening since the presidents jefferson, madison and monroe. president obama won both a decisive victory in both the electoral college. and here on the east, the nor'easter, a storm so fierce the governor of new jersey said it will move the state's recovery effort backward for a time. and here is a look at the skating rink we used as part of the coverage on election night. tonight, it is under a layer of swirling snow. back inside, we begin with what happened last night. the president's historic re-election to a second term. he is back on his way to the white house tonight, where kristen welker starts off the coverage. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian, after the grueling election, the president returns back to the white house. and with the economy limping back to health, the stakes could not be higher. the president headed back to washington where
at one of amazon's largest hubs in the u.s. >> reporter: from the moment you check out at amazon.com the process begins. your item is picked, sorted, packed and shipped. this is what the holidays look like here at amazon. to give you some perspective this is one of 40 across the country packed with thousands of items in time for the holiday rush. they're going to need them. last cyber monday they sold more than 200 items per second. one glance at the shelves and it seems workers can shop where ever they can find space. >> they don't have to worry about where they are putting thi things. >> where will there's space there's product? >> it is. it doesn't matter what is next to next. >> reporter: workers will physically pick up every item per order and those items could be anywhere. >> is this your exercise for the day. >> you get your cardio and toning the up your legs going up and down the stairs. >> reporter: veteran picker jaime may cover several miles a day, picking product, scanning them and sending them off to be shipped. she says it's starting to feel a lot like christmas. >>
with retired four-star u.s. army general david petraeus. easily the most celebrated, best known general of the modern era. he resigned on friday, admitting to an affair. he was immediately linked to paula broadwell, like petraeus, she went to west point, an academic and a veteran who wrote a biography of petraeus. we know about the affair because of jill kelley, she alerted the fbi, said she was getting anonymous harassing e-mails, turns out they were from broadwell. kelley dealt with a lot of generals both in the military and socially in tampa. overnight we learned another four-star general is involved. our current commander in afghanistan, he took over when petraeus left, marine corps general john allen. now being investigated for what officials describe as potentially inappropriate e-mails with jill kelley of tampa. both of them deny any untoward relationship. and there's one more thing, the fbi is reviewing the conduct of the first agent who investigated jill kelley's e-mails in the first place, because he allegedly sent shirtless photos to jill kelley. in plain english, this is a m
is going to house visiting crews from other states at an old military base, and three u.s. navy war ships are going to sit off the coast of new york and new jersey, feeding the overall effort. again, across a huge area, this storm's impact is staggering. across such a wide area, a cold, dark night, food going bad, people can't buy gas, kids can't go to school, they can't go to work and many homes are ripped open. many businesses are still without power across 15 states, millions of people, from maine to michigan, all the way down to north carolina. let's not forget. cities and towns battered in between, in some places it could be weeks before the lights come back on. in northeast ohio, tens of thousands in and around cleveland could be without heat during the weekend. temperatures in the mid-30s at night. in connecticut, power crews are making their way through a tangled maze, in town after town, they are trying to fix ocean city's hard-hit beach front, and digging out in west virginia, as part of the state received under three feet of snow. despite all of this, the presidential campaign
election, shall we? critical issue remaining, the u.s. economy, the final jobs report before election day came out today. employers added 171,000 jobs to their payrolls in october, better than the experts expected. unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9% as people actively looked for work, not surprisingly with four days to go, both sides are actively spinning the numbers in their own direction, peter alexander from westchester, ohio, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you with a quick hat to kid rock strumming the guitar on the stage, both sides say the job numbers back up their case, both the president and mitt romney spending much of their day here in the state of ohio, how important is the buckeye state? so important that between the two of them they will be here five more times over the next three days. charging into the campaign's final weekend, each candidate tried to frame the latest unemployment reports to his advantage, as either a sign of economic progress. >> this morning, we learned that companies hired more people in october than at any time in the last eight mont
race in u.s. history. it was early this morning when the president appeared with his family becoming the third consecutive two-term president we've elected. that has not happened since the time of presidents jefferson, madison, and monroe. president obama won a decisive victory in both the electoral college and in the popular vote. the outlyer, the one state on the map not yet called is florida. and here we are on the east coast, also covering this. a nor'easter, a storm so fierce the governor of new jersey said it will move his state's recovery effort backward for a time. and here is a live picture of the map, the 30 rock stage we used as part of the election coverage last night. tonight it is part of swirling snow. back inside, we look at what happened last night as the president's historic re-election for a second term. he is back at the white house, where kristen welker has more. >> reporter: brian, good evening, after a grueling and bitter campaign, president obama returns to the white house as a two-term president. and with the economy still limping back to health, the stakes c
to an unexpected discovery. law enforcement and multiple u.s. officials tell nbc news e-mails between general petraeus and broadwell were indicative of an extramarital affair. this on the heels of the presidential election, bound to raise lots of questions. we have two reports starting with nbc's andrea mitchell who was first to break the story. andrea, good evening. >> good evening. the scandal that's shaken the national security and intelligence world, began, officials say, with a complaint to the fbi that did not even mention david petraeus, and did not reach the white house until after the election. general david petraeus tumbled from the highest levels of government service after acknowledging what he called unacceptable behavior. an extramarital affair exposed by a cascading series of events sources say started with a seemingly unrelated complaint to the fbi. triggered by e-mails from petraeus' biographer paula broadwell to another woman not related to petraeus who felt she was being harassed and complained to the fbi. officials say in recent weeks the fbi traced the e-mails to broadwel
president obama from nominating u.s. ambassador rice from becoming the next secretary of state. >> she has says this was not a pre-planned attack, why was that done? >> reporter: for weeks, the republicans have expressed their anger with rice, urging her to explain the appearances regarding the video and the protest over benghazi. >> this is in response to a hateful video. >> i have grave concerns. answers from ambassador rice before i could support her for any position. >> this president and this administration has either been guilty of colossal incompetent acts or engaged in a cover-up, neither of which are acceptable to the american people. >> reporter: also today, mueller and joyce briefed the top commanders on the scandal involving petraeus. the acting cia director, morrell, was also here for private meetings the big expectation tonight is that petraeus himself will come forward to testify about the benghazi attack, not his own troubles, as early as tomorrow or friday. now there are some differences among republicans about what is the best way to get to the bottom of what happened in
. consumer spending makes up 70% of u.s. gdp, so strong holiday sales are crucial for economic growth in the fourth quarter. >> courtney reagan, busy in dayton, ohio. >>> overseas tonight, the cease-fire appears for the most part to be holding in israel and gaza. and suddenly we're watching something else. the streets have filled up across cairo and egypt, as the new president once hailed as a hero just made a huge power grab that some say looks like the beginning of a new type of dictatorship there. nbc's jim maceda is high above tahrir square in cairo this evening. good evening >> reporter: hi, brian, well just as the world thought that egypt was coming out of the revolutionary pain, the demonstrators are out there digging in. once again, the square filled with protesters, tear gas and casualties. their target? a dictator. but this happened today. and they were not talking of hosni mubarak, but morsy, fresh from brokering a cease-fire in gaza. and winning world praise he set a precedent by granting himself new power, firing one man in the regime, and giving islamists free reign to w
, with temperatures in the summer rising almost 11 degrees here in the u.s., as well as the mediterranean, north africa and the middle east. now, all of this gives new urgency to the annual climate change conference opening today, looking at the goal of the global agreement to reduce greenhouse gases. >> there are already new coastlines here in the east. anne thompson, thank you for your reporting here tonight. >>> still, as we continue, what if it was your job to deliver on all the on-line orders placed today? after seeing tonight's story you may never look at your ups delivery person the same way ever again. >>> and later, did we just hear the first real hint of impatience from prince charles? the surprising comments from the man next in line to the throne. d>>> all this internet commerce we have been talking about tonight's all the people buying things on amazon, all of those purchases need to be delivered, of course to people where they live. that takes a lot of people, and those people need to know what they're doing. the biggest name in the business, ups, has a new way to train its army of
of the strongest in the u.s. the average player's salary was almost a quarter million dollars. the players had won free agency. he was by any standard a game changer. marvin miller was 95. >>> they often called him speedo, but his real name was mr. earl, earl "speedo" carroll has died. he was the lead singer of the cadillacs. as "the new york times" obituary put it, they were one of a cornucopia of street corner tight harmony groups formed by young black men in mid century harlem. put another way, they just made great music. songs like gloria and speedo. even though he was a famous singer, earl carroll took a job as a custodian at a new york city school. for close to 20 years, the kids at ps-87 knew him as the star of their school. earl carroll was 75. >>> men who are close to their in-laws are less likely to get divorced. this may seem like a common sense rule of the road to a lot of men, now it's science. this came out as actual research. men who remain close and get along with their wives' parents have a 20% lower divorce rate. strangely enough it's the opposite for women. when they're close to
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tried to reach paula broadwell, unsuccessfully. >>> andrea mitchell with us here today, and u.s. army colonel, jack jacobs, jack, it is impossible to be a member of the military establishment. it is impossible to be a journalist who has covered these wars going back ten years and not know dave petraeus, as you and i both do, soldier scholar, princeton, his wife is as much a member of the military families as much as david. and yet, this staggerering incident. >> yes, this is something held both in a high regard, making a tremendous contribution to the defense of the public. i have known general petraeus since he was a cadet at west point when i was teaching in the department of social sciences. and his wife, holly, was the daughter of the superintendent, exceptional people, making great contributions, making it all the more painful. >> when you're a cia director and something like this happens in your personal life i guess it makes you vulnerable and perhaps even blackmailable. >> yes, there is another lesson here, too, when there is bad news, the best time to get it out is at the ver
to pay a record $4 and a half billion in a huge settlement with the u.s. justice department over the oil over the oil spill in the gulf. we have two reports in this story tonight, beginning with our justice correspondent, pete williams, good evening, pete. >> reporter: brian, this is the deal, bp agrees to plead guilty paying the biggest criminal fine ever against a single company. and the federal government agrees not to bring anymore criminal charges against bp for the oil spill. the settlement comes a year and a half after an explosion and fire killed 11 people on a bp drilling rig in the gulf, starting a gush that became 206 million gallons of oil. >> the company has pled guilty to criminal felony charges, manslaughter, individuals being charged, as well. everything that we are capable of doing in the criminal sphere, we have done today. >> reporter: bp will pay $4 and a half billion in fines, more than half going with restoring. the company was charged with failing to monitor pressure. and violating environmental laws failing to monitor bp's two highest rig supervisors were separate
struggle for control of the u.s. senate runs right through massachusetts, where democrats see a big chance to gain ground with elizabeth warren, harvard consumer advocate. >> i see a lot of enthusiasm and momentum, people coming up to me and grabbing my arm, saying girl you got to win this. >> reporter: up against a well-liked republican, senator scott brown, who won ted kennedy's seat two years ago, the rare republican who expresses his cooperation with president obama. >> i was just named the least partisan senator. i take pride in that, trying to work with others and getting things done. >> reporter: the voters are deciding 33 senate races, and for much of the year the were are as believed they had a good shot to pick up the three or four seats needed for the majority. but controversy slowed their majority, republicans banked on wins in missouri and indiana, until todd aken and richard mourdock made decisive comments about rape. >> and that could be enough to cost them control of the senate. >> reporter: in connecticut, they hoped that the former world wrestling ceo linda mcman could up
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